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KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project – Environmental Assessment Decision and Project Recommendation\

December 19, 2014 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced today that the proposed KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) Project, (the Project) located in British Columbia, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2015183 Views

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Robb Trend Coal Mine Expansion Project – Federal Funding Allocated to Assist Public Participation in the Environmental Assessment

December 22, 2014 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is announcing today the allocation of $627,436 to 11 applicants to support their participation in the environmental assessment by a review panel of the proposed Robb Trend Coal Mine Expansion project in Alberta. Details of Allocation Applicant Allocation Foothills Ojibway […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2015188 Views

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Climate change, aboriginal treaty rights and urban sprawl are predicted to be the top Canadian environmental news stories in 2015

Dec 19, 2104 Environmental Defence releases its predictions of the top 10 environmental issues for next year Toronto, ON – As 2014 comes to a close, Environmental Defence, a national environmental charity, has released its predictions of the top 10 environmental news stories for 2015. Climate tops the list as citizens across Canada continue to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014185 Views

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Harper Government and Royal Ontario Museum Formalize Partnership to Bring the Story of the Franklin Expedition to Canadians

December 18, 2014 Toronto, Ontario Office of the Minister of the Environment, Parks Canada The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, along with Ms. Janet Carding, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Director and CEO, today announced a partnering arrangement to create the Franklin Outreach Project. This innovative project aims […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014168 Views

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Chevron’s announcement to halt Arctic plans proves riskiness of offshore drilling

18 December 2014 (Toronto) – Regarding Chevron’s announcement to put its Arctic oil drilling plans on hold indefinitely, Greenpeace Canada Arctic Campaigner Farrah Khan released the following statement “Chevron’s decision to indefinitely halt its Arctic oil drilling plans is further proof that technical challenges of drilling in icy waters, where a spill is all but […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014194 Views

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Canada’s governments lagging on caribou conservation: CPAWS’ Annual Review

Dec 16 2014 Ottawa – In its second annual review of governments’ efforts to conserve Canada’s boreal caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that threats from industrial development to this species have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country. CPAWS’ findings are reinforced by […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2014191 Views

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Canadian Coast Guard’s Seasonal Search and Rescue Stations Close for the Winter

December 10, 2014 – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region has closed its seasonal search and rescue stations in Souris and Summerside, Prince Edward Island, and Shippagan, New Brunswick. Vessels from the seasonal bases cannot operate in the ice-covered waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait. The seasonal […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 2014216 Views

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Ontario to Host Climate Summit of the Americas

December 10, 2014 July 2015 Conference Will Showcase Leadership, Collaboration, Action on Climate Change Ontario will host a pan-American dialogue on long-term climate action at a 2015 Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto, from July 7-9, 2015. The two day event will be aligned with the Pan American Economic Summit, demonstrating the important link […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 2014201 Views

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Ontario Providing Seasonal Access to Remote Communities

Construction to Begin under Winter Roads Program December 9, 2014 Ontario is making it easier for remote northern First Nations communities to get vital goods and services this winter. Through a $5-million investment from the Ontario government, 31 First Nations and the Town of Moosonee will have access to a 3,160-kilometre network of temporary roads […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2014196 Views

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Tar sands production expansion is far from inevitable: New study outlines barriers to industry’s growth plans

Toronto, ON – New research released today highlights the many risks and barriers facing plans for rapid tar sands expansion. The study, Far from Inevitable: the Risks of and Barriers to Tar Sands Expansion, makes it clear that the tar sands are a high risk, high cost resource and that their long-term development is growing […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2014200 Views

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